One of the robust features included with the Lotus Notes client is the ability to copy documents from a view and automatically create formatted tables that include document links. Using this feature, you can create and email documents quickly and easily.
This built-in feature automatically creates a table in a document. The table mimics the column headers from the view and includes document links for reference purposes. When using this feature, always select documents from a server database as opposed to a local database. Otherwise, the table will include document links to a local database that most likely will not be accessible. If you do not need or want the document links included in the table, simply delete the column after the table is generated.
The following instructions illustrate how to create a database table in a document or email.
Open a database and select one or more documents (see Figure 18.9).
Figure 18.9. Selecting documents from a view
Click the right mouse button and select the Copy Selected as Table menu option (see Figure 18.10).
Figure 18.10. Copy Selected as Table popup menu option
Create a new mail memo or other Lotus Notes document (see Figure 18.11). Move the cursor to any Rich Text field, such as the body of an email, and select the Edit > Paste menu options to create the table.
An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite
Getting Started with Designer
Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace
Domino Design Elements
An Introduction to Formula Language
An Introduction to LotusScript
Fundamentals of a Notes Application
Reference Library Applications
Design Enhancements Using LotusScript
Design Enhancements Using Formula Language
Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases
Application Deployment and Maintenance
Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications
Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Authors: Mark Elliott